Don Lemon introduced on Wednesday that X proprietor Elon Musk has canceled the deal for his upcoming talkshow on the platform. Lemon, a former CNN anchor, says Musk terminated the partnership hours after he interviewed the multibillionaire for the primary episode of the present.

“Elon Musk has canceled the partnership I had with X, which they introduced as a part of their public dedication to amplifying extra numerous voices on their platform,” Lemon wrote in a statement. “He knowledgeable me of his choice hours after an interview I performed with him on Friday.”

Regardless of the canceled cope with X, “The Don Lemon Present” will reside on. The interview with Musk will stay the premiere episode of the present and is scheduled to air on March 18 on YouTube, podcast channels and X. Lemon, who was fired from CNN final 12 months after 13 years with the corporate, says the episode can be “simply the primary of many.”

In a press release printed on X’s business account, the corporate stated that whereas Lemon’s present is “welcome to publish” on X, the social community has determined to not enter right into a industrial partnership with it.

“The Don Lemon Present is welcome to publish its content material on X, with out censorship, as we imagine in offering a platform for creators to scale their work and join with new communities,” the assertion reads. “Nonetheless, like all enterprise, we reserve the proper to make selections about our enterprise partnerships, and after cautious consideration, X determined to not enter right into a industrial partnership with the present.”

Musk stated in his own post that the present’s “strategy was principally simply ‘CNN, however on social media,’ which doesn’t work, as evidenced by the truth that CNN is dying.”

Lemon says Musk willingly agreed to the interview and that his questions have been “respectful,” overlaying matters like SpaceX and the presidential election. He notes that the pair had a “good dialog” however that Musk clearly felt in a different way.

Lemon’s present was one of many first authentic reveals slated to launch on X, as Musk and X CEO Linda Yaccarino have been searching for to show the social media website right into a “video first” platform. The present’s episodes have been anticipated to air 3 times every week completely first on the platform. In January, X introduced two different authentic reveals alongside Lemon’s: one hosted by former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and one by former Fox Sports activities host Jim Rome.